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Clooney Restaurant

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33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership...
Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and Chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris' cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. Clooney's dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sublime food

What a fantastic meal we had at Clooneys. Every mouthful caused us to "ooh" and "arh" with pleasure. Whilst it's not cheap, it's definitely worth a trip here to experience a memorable meal with lovely staff in seductive surroundings. We will be back for the degustation with wine matches.......once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
nickyb136
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic meal we had at Clooneys. Every mouthful caused us to "ooh" and "arh" with pleasure. Whilst it's not cheap, it's definitely worth a trip here to experience a memorable meal with lovely staff in seductive surroundings. We will be back for the degustation with wine matches.......once we've saved up!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is rated by Auckland's as one of the top restaurants in Auckland so I guess that speaks for it self.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This looks from the outside like a warehouse but its décor inside is classy and modern. We have been to Clooneys on a few occasions and each time we have come away feeling completely satisfied with the food and the service. The wine list is also very impressive. All in all a beautiful dinning experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The six course tasting menu and wine match was superb. It is difficult to rate one dish higher than another, however the lamb was special and really from another planet. In saying that, two tastings of dessert was a first for me and while I would have thought I could never do that, I did, and it worked. Excellent service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

How can Auckland have so many good place to eat.we went to the Grove and it was great but we came here and realized it was better. Quiet, excellent service, well trained and great food. Wine selection is tremendous and they are very knowledgable

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited this place for dinner. The place has plenty of parking available and is easy to find. The seating/tables are quite posh and ambience is cosy. We opted for the 5-course degustation with matched wines for myself. If you are after a good plentiful feed then this may not be the place for you. You'll be better off at a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Whilst other top restaurants offer the seating equivalent of an economy class flight-small tables, small chairs and minimum elbow room, Clooney offers the equivalent of a first class trip on an A380. The curved leather banquets and the generous round tables are spaced well apart and the edition of the black fringe curtains create drama and privacy. Add to that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Hi Tony! The experienced we had yesterday night was incredible. My fiancé couldn't stop talking about it on our way home and I agreed all along with every positive comment about Clooney. We've been to other metro top 10 restaurants in Auckland and nothing compared to what we experienced at Clooney last night. Not only the delicious food but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great service and an interesting menu, seemed a bit dark at first however the lights are well placed so you don't feel like Mr Magoo looking at the menu. Don't skip the dessert its what they should all be like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had dinner at Clooney, as a family group of 5, to celebrate a significant birthday. 3 of us chose the 7-course degustation menu and 2 chose the 3 course A La Carte. We all agreed that the food was superbly presented, with amazing flavours, and textures that complimented each other. One of our group chose not to have any... More 

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Additional Information about Clooney Restaurant

Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 60 - 110

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 110

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

Description

Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and Chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris' cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. Clooney's dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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